Rocklin, Calif. – A grass-roots group of Rocklin residents has formed to urge community members to approve continuation of support for our Rocklin parks in a special, mail-only election that will begin in late July.
The group, Rocklin Citizens for Quality Parks, includes long-time community residents, youth sports group leaders, business owners, teenagers and seniors.
‘More than 20 years ago, Rocklin residents made a commitment to creating and maintaining quality parks in our community by agreeing to pay a $30 per year assessment for park maintenance,’ said Paul Ruhkala, a lifelong Rocklin resident who is co-chairing the group.
‘The result of this commitment is easy to see around us: attractive neighborhood and community parks that provide great recreational opportunities, enhance property values and contribute to a quality of life that helped make Rocklin one of Family Circle magazine’s ’10 Best Towns for Families’ in 2008,’ Ruhkala said.
Ballots for the election will begin arriving during the week of July 27 by mail. There will be no polling places for this election. Voters will be able to cast ballots by returning the ballot in the provided postage-paid return envelopes. The measure to continue the park maintenance fee, called Measure A, is the only item on the ballot.
‘Our parks are one of the unique features of Rocklin and great assets to our community,’ said Diana Ruslin, who is also co-chairing the citizens group. ‘We appreciate the wide breadth of support we have received to renew this commitment to our parks and ensure that our parks remain properly maintained.’
‘Importantly, this will not raise taxes, merely keep park funding at the same level residents have been paying since they requested it in 1988,’ Ruslin said.